Colman Domingo

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Colman Domingo
Colman Domingo, director Photo Nile Scott Shots Nile Hawver photographed for the Huntington Theatre Company.jpg
Domingo in 2017
Born (1969-11-28) November 28, 1969 (age 49)
Alma materTemple University
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1995–present

Colman Domingo (born November 28, 1969)[1] is an American actor, playwright, television and stage director.

Life and career[edit]

Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Overbrook High School and then later Temple University,[2][3] where he majored in journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California, where he started acting, mainly in theatre productions.[3]

Domingo starred as Mr. Franklin Jones, Joop, and Mr. Venus, in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange,[4] which, after a successful 2007 run at The Public Theater, opened on Broadway on February 28, 2008. He received an Obie Award[5] in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway and reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. In 2010, Domingo's self-penned, one-man autobiographical play A Boy and His Soul premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.[6] He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award[7] and a Drama League Award.[8]

Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest running revival on Broadway,[9] and in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb of The Scottsboro Boys,[10] directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway in Fall 2010. For the latter role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, in May 2011.[11] When The Scottsboro Boys[12] opened in London in Fall 2013, Domingo was nominated[13] for the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical in April 2014. He was nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.

In 2015, Domingo began appearing in a recurring role on AMC's post-apocalyptic, zombie series Fear the Walking Dead, as a character named Victor Strand. In December 2015, it was announced that Domingo was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of the series.[14]

In 2017, Domingo joined Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Actors' Branch.[15]

In 2018, Domingo joined the Director’s Guild of America [16] as a director of Episode 12 of Season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead.[17] Coincidentally, he is the first ever actor in The Walking Dead universe to helm an episode.

Domingo has taught at the O'Neill National Theater Institute,[18] University of Texas at Austin,[19] University of Wisconsin at Madison.[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Nominations

Works[edit]

As Writer
As Director
Television
Year Show Season Episode name/ number Notes
2018 Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 12 [62]
Stage
Year Title Playwright Venue Notes
1998 Pieces of the Quilt - 3 Erin Cressida Wilson, Maria Irene Fornes, Herbert Siguenza, Greg Sarris, John Steppling, Migdalia Cruz, Rhodessa Jones Solo Mio at Bayfront Theater [63]
1999 Single Black Female Lisa B. Thompson Theatre Rhinoceros [64]
2001 Rhinoceros Eugène Ionesco Theatre Rhinoceros [65]
2004 Single Black Female Lisa B. Thompson Flight Theatre at the Complex Hollywood [66]
2004 Once on This Island book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty The College at Brockport, State University of New York at Geva Theatre Center [67]
2006 Single Black Female Lisa B. Thompson New Professional Theatre at Peter JaySharp Theater Playwrights Horizons [68]
2008 Single Black Female Lisa B. Thompson New Professional Theatre at The Duke on 42nd St New 42nd Street [69]
2009 Exit Cuckoo Lisa Ramirez Working Theater at Clurman Theater at Theatre Row [70]
2015 A Band of Angels Myla Churchill New York City Children's Theater [71] The 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for BEST FAMILY SHOW [72]
2015 Seven Guitars August Wilson Actors Theatre of Louisville [73]
2016 Barbecue Robert O'Hara Geffen Playhouse [74] StageSceneLA Best of 2016-2017: Best Production (Play), Outstanding Direction (Comedy, Larger Theater),[75] Nominated- 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director - Larger Theatre [32]
2017 A Guide for the Homesick Ken Urban Huntington Theatre Company [76] Nominated- 2018 IRNE Awards: Large Stage- Best Director of a Play, Best Play, Best New Play
As Actor
Film
Year Film Role Notes
1995 Timepiece Khris
1998 Around the Fire Trace
1999 King of the Bingo Game Sonny
1999 True Crime Wally Cartwright
2000 Desi's Looking for a New Girl Mother
2003 Kung Phooey! Roy Lee
2006 Freedomland Male Patient
2008 Miracle at St. Anna West Indian Postal Customer
2012 Lincoln Private Harold Green
2012 Red Hook Summer Blessing Rowe
2013 All Is Bright Nzomo
2013 42 Lawson Bowman
2013 HairBrained Finals Moderator
2013 The Butler Freddie Fallows
2014 400 Boys Talon
2014 Selma Ralph Abernathy
2015 Time Out of Mind Mr. Oyello
2016 Beautiful Something Drew
2016 The Birth of a Nation Hark Turner
2018 First Match Coach Castile
2018 Assassination Nation Principal Turrell
2018 If Beale Street Could Talk Joseph Rivers
TBA Pale Blue Dot Frank Paxton Post-production
TBA Zola X Post-production
Television
Year Show Role Episode name Notes
1997 Nash Bridges Reggie Harell "Dirty Tricks" 4 episodes total
1999 Hassam "Power Play"
Desmond Kenner "Girl Trouble"
2000 Trumpet Player "Skin Trade"
2004 Law & Order Ronald Gumer "Hands Free" 2 episodes total
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sergeant Ev Sides "To the Bone" 2 episodes total
2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Gus "Eros in the Upper Eighties"
2008 The Big Gay Sketch Show 8 episodes; 16 episodes total
2008 Law & Order Donnie "Sweetie" 2 episodes total
2009 Great Performances Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus/Joop "Passing Strange" musical telecast
2010 The Big Gay Sketch Show 8 episodes; 16 episodes total
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Andre Lanier "Love Sick" 2 episodes total
2015–present Fear the Walking Dead Victor Strand 37 episodes
Recurring (season 1)
Main Cast (season 2–present)
2015 The Knick Dr. Russell Daniels Season 2 (Recurring role)
2016 Lucifer Father Frank Lawrence "Priest Walks Into a Bar"
2016 Horace and Pete Dr. Evers "Episode 8"
2017 Timeless Bass Reeves "The Murder of Jesse James"
2017 BoJack Horseman Eddie (Dragonfly) "The Old Sugarman House" Voice role
2017 Miles From Tomorrowland Cember Voice role
2018 American Dad! Stiles "(You Gotta) Strike for Your Right" Voice role
Stage
Year Title Role Venue
1995 Twelfth Night Antonio Theater Rhinoceros [77][78]
1995 Desk Set Sadel Theater Rhinoceros [79]
1996 Journey to the West Dragon King Berkeley Repertory Theatre/Huntington Theatre Company [80][81]
1997 Blade to the Heat Garnet Thick Description [82]
1997 Hurricane Ray Campo Santo at New Langton Arts [83]
1997 Blues for an Alabama Sky Guy TheatreWorks [84]
1997 Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon, Theseus San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
1998 Maleta Mulata Barbarito Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts [85]
1998 Up Jumped Springtime Ensemble, also *playwright Theater Rhinoceros
1999 Romeo and Juliet Mercutio Shakespeare Santa Cruz [86]
1999 Two Gentlemen of Verona Speed Shakespeare Santa Cruz [87]
2000 Fences Gabriel TheatreWorks [88]
2000 Taming of the Shrew Lucentio California Shakespeare Theater [89]
2000 Sons of Don Juan Fernandito San Jose Repertory Theatre [90]
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Costard California Shakespeare Theater [89]
2001 Two Gentlemen of Verona Speed Geva Theatre Center [91]
2001 A Christmas Carol Mr. Fezziwig American Conservatory Theater [92]
2002 Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander California Shakespeare Theater [89]
2002 Haroun and the Sea of Stories Mr. Sengupta, Khatham Shud the Cultmaster of Bezaban Berkeley Repertory Theatre [93]
2002 Winter's Tale Autolycus California Shakespeare Theater [89]
2003 American Ma(u)l Thomas Jefferson Culture Project/ 45 Bleeker [94]
2003 Henry V Duke of Bourbon Delacorte Theater [95]
2004 All's Well That Ends Well Lavatch California Shakespeare Theater [89]
2005 People's Temple Eugene Smith and others Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2005 A Boy and His Soul Self, also *playwright Thick Description Theater
2006 People's Temple Eugene Smith and others Guthrie Theater
2006 Passing Strange Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2007 Passing Strange Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus Joseph Papp Public Theater, Anspacher Theater
2007 Well Jim and others Huntington Theatre [96]
2008 Passing Strange Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus Broadway, Belasco Theatre
2008 A Boy and His Soul Self, also *playwright Thick Description Theater
2009 Coming Home Alfred Witbooy Long Wharf Theatre [97]
2009 The Wiz The Wiz New York City Center Encores!
2009 A Boy and His Soul Self, also *playwright Vineyard Theatre
2010 The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones Vineyard Theatre
2010 The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones Guthrie Theater
2010 The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones Broadway, Lyceum Theatre
2010, 2011 Chicago Billy Flynn Broadway, Ambassador Theatre
2011 Blood Knot Zachariah Pietersen Signature Theatre
2012 Wild with Happy Gil, also *playwright Joseph Papp Public Theater, LuEsther Hall
2013 Wild with Happy Gil, also *playwright TheatreWorks, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
2013 A Boy and His Soul Self, also *playwright Tricycle Theatre
2013 The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones The Young Vic
2014 A Boy and His Soul Self, also *playwright Brisbane Powerhouse
2014 Guys and Dolls Rusty Charlie Carnegie Hall
2014 Nothing Personal James Baldwin Live Ideas Festival at the New York Live Arts
2014 The Scottsboro Boys Mr. Bones West End theatre, Garrick Theatre

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